After three draws at the start of the National Championship, Le Mans FC receives SC Bastia, at the MMArena, this Monday, September 7, 2020. “This match should allow us to put ourselves on the right side of our ambitions to move towards a real competitive spirit”, underlines Didier Ollé-Nicolle, the Manceau coach. To hang the victory against the Corsicans, the coach drew the attention of his players to their defense. The workforce tries to find a “defensive serenity”, according to Congolese midfielder Durel Avounou. An effort already present against the Red Star, Tuesday September 1: “We’re trying to stay stronger defensively.”
Rebalancing the game at Le Mans FC
For the former SM Caen player, the Blood and Gold must find a balance in their game. “You have to try to alternate. The attackers have to score more. We, the midfielders, too. You have to stay calm and not all go attacking to leave, again, holes behind and take goals”, detail Durel Avounou.
If they do not want to let anything go, the footballers of Le Mans must argue “their self-sacrifice, their individual and collective strength and rigor”, specifies Didier Ollé-Nicolle. “It is a trademark that must be our daily life.” The coach Manceau still leaves a few games to the workforce to set up the game he wants, but It’s not yet time to take stock. Didier Ollé-Nicolle leaves himself until the winter break to draw conclusions from the start of the Le Mans FC season.
Le Mans FC group against Bastia
Patron, Haftout – Veigneau, Vardin, Youssouf, Lemonnier, Costa – Etuin, Bernaueur, Avounou, Hafidi, Tomi – Donisa, Brahimi, Glaentzlin, Yoke, Gope-Fenepej
Ibréhima Coulibaly, midfielder, has not yet fully recovered from his injury at Le Croisic in pre-season training. Defender Jérémy Choplin suffers from a tear in his calf which will keep him out of the field for three weeks.